Enfield Amador County Tempranillo Shake Ridge Ranch
Driven by soil first and foremost, Enfield Wine Co. seeks out vineyards that possess a distinct and powerful sense of place. Working only with small vineyards and independent growers, grapes are harvested for balance and the wines are all given the chance to ferment naturally. Shake Ridge Ranch, a high-altitude vineyard site in Amador County at the base of the Sierra Mountains, was planted and is farmed by Ann Kraemer, and is highly sought after for its Tempranillo and other Mediterranean grapes. This wine is a unique expression of the grape, combining a lush backing chorus of California fruit with a silky, Burgundian foreground. Vibrant and exciting when we opened it, this wine continued to evolve over three days, getting better and better. This is the first time we've carried this particular wine from Enfield, but it certainly won't be the last!